Sharp-eyed members may have noticed that the "Shoutbox" on the left hand side of the main menu has been closed.
It was becoming a target for malicious spam, and so I have shut it down. That particular function is an add on to the main software, and I have less visibility and control of that, than the main forums.
It wasn't heavily used, so that is something, but it is unfortunate that unscrupulous hackers can reduce the functionality available to legitimate members.
It will be possible to resume using it at a future date if the attacks cease.